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Steelhead Fly Tying Guide


Author: H. Kent Helvie
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Author
H. Kent Helvie
Title
Steelhead Fly Tying Guide
Publisher
Frank Amato Publications, Inc., Portland, OR, 1994
Pages
94 pages, softbound, illustrated, color
Price
$24.95
 

GFF rating: 3 out of 7
Average

Reviewed by Bruce E. Harang

Kent Helvie has provided the Steelhead fly tyer with a very good basic fly pattern book. There are both modern and "classic" steelhead fly patterns of every type. Each style of Steelhead fly has clearly illustrated and described tying instructions. In addition, each pattern also has a photograph of the completed fly in one of the many fly plates.

The book opens with a very short history of Northwest Coast Steelhead fly fishing, and a well thought out and useful section on the fly tying materials important to the Steelhead fly tyer.

The writing style is clear and easy to read. The photographs are of excellent quality. However, the choice of a multi-colored background does seriously detract from viewing the flies. In many cases parts of the fly blend into the background and are lost. The flies are beautifully tied and illustrate not only the patterns, but the work of a master fly tyer. They surely set a standard for the rest of us.

Overall, a good addition to the fly tyers library. An excellent choice for a first book on Steelhead fly tying.


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